NETFLIX’S GREEN EGGS AND HAM ANNOUNCES ENSEMBLE CAST FOR FALL DEBUT
Netflix is bringing the beloved Dr. Seuss class Green Eggs and Ham to live with a new animated series that will have some major voice talent and today the full roster was announced. Ellen Degeneres is producing the upcoming animated series which follows opposites “Guy I am” and “Sam I am” as they venture out on a road trip to save an endangered animal from a far off zoo. Along the way they learn to try new things like hope, friendship, and a certain delectable dish.
Netflix describes the upcoming series as a postmodern Planes, Trains and Automobiles through the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss. Sam rescues the rare Chickeraffe from the Glurfsburg Zoo, hides it in a briefcase, and attempts to make his way to Meepville where he can charter a cold air balloon to take the Chickeraffe to his island home. Guy just flopped his last big chance at being a world famous inventor for the industrial Snerz Co. He packs up his invention in a briefcase and resigns to give up on his dreams and become a paint watcher. A chance meeting at a diner with Sam, and a switch up with the briefcases results in these two unlikely souls getting mixed up on an adventure that takes them on a journey of self discovery. Our two mismatched heroes cross paths with overprotective Michellee, whose daughter, EB, desperately wants a pet, and falls madly in love with the Chickeraffe… despite her mother’s fears that it will eat off her face (it won’t). Michellee’s walled up heart also connects with the heart-hardened Guy. And a laborious love story begins. Our fakakta foursome are also unknowingly pursued by a bounty hunter goat, two bad guys, and a villain who’s out to get the Chickeraffee as his ultimate trophy.
Voice casts for major projects are always populated with comedy giants and Academy worthy performers and Netflix Presents: Green Eggs and Ham is no exception to that rule.
Guy (An amateur inventor turned professional paint-watcher looking for a warm bowl of oat mush, peace and quiet) and Sam (A wildlife rescuer who specializes in saving rare animals and savoring every bite of Green Eggs & Ham) will be played by Adam Devine and Michael Douglas. Ilana Glazer will voice EB, A curious, fun seeking girl who just wants to keep a dangerous wild animal as a pet. Diana Keaton plays her risk-averse mother. Tracy Morgan is on the roster playing a hungry fox. One of our favorite comedians to ever play an evil character, Eddie Izzard, will be playing a tiny evil corporate overlord for the adaptation. Jillian Bell, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Daveed Diggs are also on board.
The entire series will be hosted by a rhyming guide voiced by Keegan Michael Key
Debuting this fall on Netflix. Watch a teaser below.